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Deep freeze puts Commissioners Court meeting on ice

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by Caleb Pritchard

Thanks to Richard Linklater’s decades-old love letter “Slacker,” Austin has coasted by with a reputation for being completely chill. Ironically, when the mercury drops below freezing, the city loses its collective mind. Thus it is that while other communities to our far more frigid north will go about their Tuesdays as usual, the threat of subzero (Celsius) temperatures is creating a four-day weekend for many folks here in the capital city. In particular, the Travis County Commissioners Court has postponed its regular voting session in deference to Old Man Winter. In an email, the county’s spokesperson left open the possibility that the court may take up this week’s agenda on perhaps Wednesday or Thursday. Stay tuned!

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